Don Cheadle in Traitor

When you really think about it, how can you not be a big fan of Don Cheadle — the guy is a slice of awesome with a side of amazing. Most recently we’ve seen him in stuff like Ocean’s Thirteen and Talk to Me (in which he was as good as an actor can be), but that’s not even the half of it. I am thinking back to roles like Hotel Rwanda and Traffic — Cheadle has never failed to deliver.

So even though I am absolutely sick to my stomach of movies about terrorists, the war and politics, Cheadle’s new film Traitor still interests me. In this one he plays an ex-Special Ops soldier who stays behind in Pakistan after the completion of his mission to train local fighters only to end up a part of a terrorist cell. He is then tapped by members of the U.S. government, including an FBI Agent played by Guy Pearce and another government official played by Jeff Daniels, to play both sides. The only problem is that neither side knows whether or not he can be trusted. It looks pretty intense, based on the freshly released trailer, which can be seen below:

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As I said before, I’m a big fan of Cheadle, so this one is now on my radar. It should also be on your radar for later this year, August 29th to be exact. Traitor was written and directed by The Day After Tomorrow writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff, with comedian Steve Martin earning a writing credit for having the idea for the film — interesting.

Trailer courtesy of First Showing

Sound Off: Is Traitor a movie that interests you now, based on this first trailer?


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